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#1 .Neo

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:41

Pixelmator Adds Support for OS X Mountain Lion

Major Update Adds iCloud Support, Effects Browser, Vintage and Miniaturize Effects and Smart Alignment Guides

The Pixelmator Team today released a major update of Pixelmator, its inspiring, easy-to-use and feature-packed image editing software for the Mac. Designed to take full advantage of OS X Mountain Lion and the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, Pixelmator 2.1 adds support for iCloud, a new Effects Browser with new Vintage and Miniaturize effects, smart Alignment Guides and several other enhancements.

http://www.pixelmato...-mountain-lion/

What's New in Version 2.1

Pixelmator 2.1 is a major update introducing several new features and improvements, including the following:

• Retina-Ready: Both Pixelmator’s friendly user interface and its powerful image editing engine are now optimized for the Retina display.
• iCloud: Built right into the app and keeps your Pixelmator work up to date across all your Macs.
• Effects Browser: The best and the most fun way to browse: instantly preview and quickly apply special effects or add color adjustments to images.
• New Effects: Use the new Vintage, Miniaturize, Black and White, Rain, and Snow effects.
• Alignment Guides: Quickly position, align, and evenly distribute objects in your Pixelmator compositions with pinpoint accuracy.
• OS X Mountain Lion Support: Pixelmator takes full advantage of all the latest and greatest technologies.
• And much more.


Pixelmator can be bought for €11,99 (US $14.99) in the App Store.

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#2 OP .Neo

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:57

On a personal note: Since Pixelmator was dropped in price to €12 for a limited time only I really couldn't resist the temptation. It's an amazing app with a team who seem to be highly dedicated to improving it. For most people Pixelmater most likely offers more than enough. Beyond that it's fast, has a great interface and it actually makes use of what OS X has to offer. Very much unlike Adobe's apps.

I highly recommend Pixelmator to those who need an image editor with some more advanced features, but for whom Adobe Photoshop is overkill or way too expensive.

#3 what

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 13:16

I love Pixelmator. I don't need anything powerful, I just want a down to earth app where all the tools are presented right in front of you. For £12 it's difficult to think of anything I've got better value for money out of.

EDIT: turns out I paid £10.49 for it. Even better. I don't know when it was $59 then O_o

#4 +virtorio

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 13:23

I like Pixelmator, but I wish they'd add an option to lighten up the toolbar/floating panels. I find them pretty jarring.

#5 SuperKid

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 13:26

On a personal note: Since Pixelmator was dropped in price to €12 for a limited time only I really couldn't resist the temptation. It's an amazing app with a team who seem to be highly dedicated to improving it. For most people the app most likely offers more than enough. Beyond that it's fast, has a great interface and it actually makes use of what OS X has to offer. Very much unlike Adobe's apps.

I highly recommend Pixelmator to those who need an image editor with some more advanced features, but for whom Adobe Photoshop is overkill or way too expensive.


I recommend it too, I bought it when the price dropped, it is a brilliant image editor and its what I call the Paint.NET for OS X, probably better! Love this app!

#6 OP .Neo

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 13:37

I like Pixelmator, but I wish they'd add an option to lighten up the toolbar/floating panels. I find them pretty jarring.

Email them about it. I did too and posted a comment on their blog. The more people complain about it, the better.

If you'd could also casually bring up the support of multi-touch gestures for trackpads I'd be very grateful. :p

#7 PyX

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 21:42

Pixelmator is awesome and I do recommend it. However, it has a few annoyances, which become bigger as you use it :
- The all-black interface
- The lack of Layer Styles (even after so many requests, even after over 3 years !!!!!!)
- Should be a single-window-app or windows should be dockable and same size

I wrote it just about everywhere on their site about the dark interface, they won’t listen. I’m not the only one to complain. Maybe each one of us that finds it hard on the eyes should complain, too ? Hell, even their website is so dark that it doesn’t encourage us to even leave a message.

#8 what

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 21:48

I think they're reluctant to change the UI as that's what originally sold the software - they built it using solely that element after Apple introduced it in Leopard. I agree it's grating after a while though.

#9 OP .Neo

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 21:48

The more people complain about the black interface the better.

#10 PyX

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 21:50

I think they're reluctant to change the UI as that's what originally sold the software


It was fine in Pixelmator 1 though. Maybe slightly too dark, SLIGHTLY. But I loved it.

#11 +Quillz

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:58

The black interface doesn't bother me, but maybe they could add a couple extra shades for the UI like what you get in CS6.